Watch Monday 5.20 JSZ Playoff Baseball Highlights
The New Jersey baseball playoffs opened with a bang on Monday and JSZ has you covered with highlights from all corners of the state. Check back throughout the night for playoff action! (10) Clearview 16 (7) Millville 5 – South Group 4 First Round The 10th-seeded Pioneers fell behind 3-0 early before putting several crooked numbers on the board in an upset win over seventh-seeded Millville. Shawn Dougherty, Julian Costa, Ian Petrutz and Eric Weiss all had multiple RBIs in the win. Mike Baginski and Garrett Musey both homered for the Thunderbolts in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights as the ‘Neers advance to host #15 Cherokee in the South Jersey Group 4 quarterfinals on Thursday: (6) Phillipsburg 1 (11) North Hunterdon 0 – North 2 Group 4 First Round If pitching and defense are the keys to playoff success, then Phillipsburg got the memo. Stateliners pitchers Alec Ricker (Win, 6 IP, 4 K’s) and Jack Stagaard (Save, 1 IP, 2 K’s) combined to shutout North Hunterdon. Ryan Mottley’s RBI single was the lone scoring hit of the day. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Phillipsburg: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand and capture this win in the state playoffs! (9) Freehold Township 10 (8) Monroe 7 – Central Group 4 First Round Freehold Township advanced to the second round of the Central Group 4 Tournament with an upset 10-7 victory over Monroe. The Patriots drew first blood going ahead 2-0 in the top of the third. In the bottom of the inning Monroe countered to lead 6-2. However, following a runner scored on error, Brian Lee hit an inside the park grand slam to put Freehold back in front. The Patriots move onto to face top seeded Hunterdon Central next. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage! (3) Middletown South 8 (14) West Windsor-Plainsboro South 1 – Central Group 4 First Round Robby Zega belted a three-run double in the third inning to bust open a 2-1 game and Danny Minze pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing just one run as the Eagles advance to the quarterfinals and a matchup with sixth seed Old Bridge. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone brings you state baseball action thanks to our great sponsors. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates is responsible for our West Windsor-Plainsboro South coverage and thanks to Monmouth Building Center for allowing us to capture great moments from the Middletown South Eagles all year long
Watch JSZ Sunday 5.19 Baseball Highlights
It’s a championship Sunday on the diamond. The Hun Raiders made it four straight NJ Prep “A” state championships and Old Bridge topped South Brunswick to claim the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament title. We’ve got highlights and post-game reaction from both championship games! Old Bridge 2 South Brunswick 1 – Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Championship Old Bridge captured its first Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Title since 2011 with a thrilling 2-1 victory over rival South Brunswick. The Knights fell behind 1-0 in the first off a balk, but quickly regrouped on offense to go ahead 2-1 on a fielder’s choice and error in the second inning. Senior Matt Baker who technically allowed the Viking’s only earned run had a different persona after shaking off the early blunder. Baker allowed just five hits and finished with six strikeouts. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage! Hun 12 Peddie 0 – NJ Prep “A” State Championship Jack Erback pitched 6 2/3 innings of 1-hit ball with 12 strikeouts and added a three run homer in the 6th inning to put the exclamation point on Hun’s fourth consecutive Prep state championship. Third baseman Andy Blake added a solo homer for the Raiders who finish the year with an impressive 22-2 record. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the title game in Hightstown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hun and Peddie is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. They are the reason we can bring you great moments like the Raiders 4th title in a row!
Watch Saturday 5.18 JSZ Baseball Highlights
With the state playoffs ready to commence on Monday, Saturday was more conference tournament baseball action. JSZ brings you a pair of games from the Shore Conference Tournament plus Montclair’s impressive win in the Greater Newark Tournament. We’ll be posting all three games throughout Saturday evening! (4) Montclair 12 (2) Seton Hall Prep 1 – Greater Newark Tournament Final Conor McGrath picked the perfect time to have a career day. The Montclair leadoff man was a menace at the plate, belting a three-run inside-the-park home run while knocking in 6 RBI in the Mounties’ stellar 12-1 over Seton Hall Prep. Starting pitcher Kyle Miller went the distance with 5 IP and 5 K’s in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Verona: (4) Red Bank Catholic 3 (13) Howell 0 – Shore Conference Tournament 2nd Round Shane Panzini pitched five scoreless innings and Vin Bianchi came on in relief for two more scoreless frames as the Caseys used a three-run third to advance to the quarterfinals of the SCT. Alex Gonzalez had an RBI single and David Glancy roped an RBI double to left in the third. A wild pitch allowed Gonzalez to score the final run of the game. RBC will face #5 seed Jackson Memorial in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is brought to you by Playa Bowls in Red Bank (1) Middletown South 6 (16) Brick Memorial 1 – Shore Conference Tournament 2nd Round Chris Lotito gave up a first inning run and settled in with six shutout frames as the Eagles used a three-run second to stake to a lead and cruised into the quarterfinals of the Shore Conference Tournament. The top seed Eagles will host #8 Manasquan in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Robby Zega was 2 for 2 with a double and 2 runs scored in the win. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the winning pitcher in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by our friends at Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury
Immaculata Wins Somerset County Crown in 12 Inning Marathon
It might have taken twelve innings, four hours and six minutes and 370 pitches but Immaculata yet again reigns supreme in Somerset County. Junior Ryan Kabus stepped up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th inning and delivered a bloop single to shallow right field for the walk-off hit in a 6-5 win over Ridge. Kabus also pitched seven innings and tossed over 100 pitches to become the winning pitcher, as well. The win gives Immaculata their 14th Somerset County trophy in program history. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and post-game reaction from TD Bank Park in Bridgewater: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Immaculata baseball is proudly brought to you by Diamond Nation!
Reece Miller Wins Central Jersey Game Ball!
Toms River East’s Reece Miller took home the final Central Jersey Game Ball for his CG 2-hit shutout against Jackson Memorial. Check out his full ceremony right now: Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 5.15 JSZ Baseball Tournament Highlights
Tournament action is alive and well in New Jersey, meaning Jersey Sports Zone has more championship baseball action coming right at you. Tonight we’ll have highlights from Rutgers Prep’s fifth Prep B championship and the first-ever Ocean County crown for Point Pleasant Boro. Stay tuned and enjoy the highlights! Rutgers Prep 6 Princeton Day 2 | Diamond Nation Game of the Week | Prep B Championship Sophomore right-hander Ryan Montalvo was the steady presence for Rutgers Prep all night. He took his 1.11 ERA into this game and delivered the complete game with while striking out seven and allowing only a pair of runs as the Argonauts won their fifth-ever Prep B title. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington for our Diamond Nation Game of the Week: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is proud to partner with Diamond Nation to bring you extended highlights and post-game reaction from the best games in New Jersey week in and week out! Point Pleasant Boro 10 Jackson Liberty 7 | Ocean County Tournament Final Sam Young broke a 5-5 tie in the 5th inning with a 2-run double to spark a five-run frame as the Panthers win the first Ocean County championship in school history. Point Boro raced out to a four-run first inning and added one more in the second to take a 5-0 lead. Jackson Liberty rallied for five runs in the 3rd to tie the game. Nick Guzzi pitched six innings giving up four earned runs and Sam Collins came on to pitch a scoreless 7th and get out of a bases-loaded jam to preserve the win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River:
Watch Wednesday 5.15 JSZ Baseball County Tournament Highlights
JSZ has you covered with two big county/conference finals, including the Diamond Classic final and the Union County Tournament title game. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the highlights! Shawnee 2 No. 19 Haddonfield 0 – Diamond Classic Championship Game Jackson Balzan scattered six hits in six shutout innings of work to lead the Renegades to their first Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic title since 1990. Joe Dalsey delivered an RBI single in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction as Shawnee stakes its claim as the top team in South Jersey: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Haddonfield coverage is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Scotch Plains-Fanwood 4 Johnson 0 – Union County Tournament Final Patrick Cuccurullo knew that his Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders were in great shape after knocking off the reigning champions, Governor Livingston, in the semifinal round. It was the senior pulled through in the championship game with 5 and 2/3 innings of scoreless ball to lead Scotch Plains-Fanwood to its fifth overall Union County title, and the first since 2009. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University:
Notre Dame Claims Ninth Mercer County Crown
No. 13 Notre Dame 9 Hopewell Valley – Mercer County Tournament Final No. 13 in the NJ Top 20 Notre Dame won its ninth Mercer County Tournament Title with a 9-3 win over fourth seeded Hopewell Valley. After falling behind 3-1, the third seed Irish opened things up in the bottom of the fifth inning off a Jake Kmiec RBI single to eventually go ahead 7-3. Kmiec would end the day 3-3 with 2 RBI’s including two triples. MVP honors went to West Point commit Robbie Buecker who after giving up two runs early on buckled down to end the evening with three hits allowed and six strikeouts. This victory brings the Irish’s record to 19-1 in 2019. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hopewell Valley and Notre Dame coverage!
Shane Paradine Wins North Jersey Game Ball!
Bayonne’s Shane Paradine took home the North Jersey Baseball Game Ball for his performance during the game against North Bergen. He finished 2/3 with 2 HR and 6 RBIs. Check out his full ceremony right now: Take Our Poll
Vote now for the final Game Balls of the spring sports season
Jersey Sports Zone thanks our loyal audience for voting all year long for JSZ Game Balls. We have the final 60 nominees in high school baseball and softball. We’ll keep our polls open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm and visit high school baseball and softball practices or games to present JSZ Game Balls to six more great recipients. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls South Jersey Game Ball Nominees presented by NJM Insurance Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 5.11 JSZ Baseball Highlights
The county tournament season in full force which means JSZ has you covered from all over the state for the top action. JSZ’s Saturday night highlights include Jack Leiter’s near perfect game in the Morris County final; Notre Dame shutting out Lawrenceville to advance in Mercer County; and Haddonfield out-slugging Eastern in the Diamond Classic. Enjoy all the highlights! Delbarton 2 West Morris 1 – Diamond Nation Game of the Week – Morris County Tournament Final Simply put, Jack Leiter was that close to a perfect game. The Vanderbilt-commit and 2019 MLB Draft prospect pitched a perfect 6 2/3 innings with a staggering 14 strikeouts to guide Delbarton to its sixth overall Morris County crown. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montville for the Diamond Nation Game of the Week: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Diamond Nation, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand to provide in-depth highlights and post-game reaction from the Morris County Tournament final! More Highlights! Jersey Sports Zone has been following Jack Leiter throughout his much anticipated senior season. Want to see how well Leiter pitched in the Morris County Tournament final? JSZ has you covered. Watch every strikeout from the win here: No. 13 Notre Dame 8 Lawrence 0 – Mercer County semifinal No. 13 in the NJ Top 20 and third seed Notre Dame advanced to the Mercer County Tournament championship game for the first time since 2015 with an 8-0 victory over tenth seeded Lawrence. The Irish kicked things off with a three run second inning that included West Point commit Robbie Buecker knocking in an RBI to get his 100th career hit. In the third inning ND repeated as Dan DiUbaldi drove in two more runs to put him at three total on the afternoon. Pitcher Steve Graver got it done for Notre Dame on the hill allowing just two hits and collected three strikeouts. They advance to the final on May 14th at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Lawrence coverage! No. 19 Haddonfield 8 Eastern 5 – Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic semifinal The eighth-seeded Haddons started the day with an upset win over Cherry Hill West in the quarterfinals, before knocking off the defending champion Vikings in the semifinals. Steve DiTomaso had two triples and two RBIs in the victory. Chris Mariani delivered the go-ahead RBI single for Haddonfield in the top of the seventh inning. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as the Haddons advance to face Shawnee in the Diamond Classic title game: Haddonfield coverage is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Coverage of Eastern is sponsored by Cooper University Hospital.
Watch Friday 5.10 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone takes you to two different Garden State ballparks this Friday night to bring you highlights from South Brunswick’s nail biting win in the GMC Championship Tournament and Jackson Memorial outlasting Bayonne in an absolute slugfest. Enjoy the highlights! (#5) Jackson Memorial 12 (#4) Bayonne 8 Alex Iadisernia blasted a grand slam in the fourth inning to cap off a six run comeback as the Jags rallied from a 7-2 deficit to end the Bees 13 game win streak. Iadisernia broke an 8-8 tie in the sixth with his 5th RBI of the game on an RBI single to right. Ty Beck was 4-4 with 3 RBI’s including a huge two-run single in the 6th to give the Jags some insurance. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of two top five teams in the NJ polls slugging it out in Jackson! (#3) South Brunswick 1 vs. (#6) J.P. Stevens 0 – GMC Championship Tournament Quarterfinals South Brunswick had outscored J.P. Stevens, 16-2, through two regular season games earlier this year, but it was a different story Friday night. Mike Reyes produced a go-ahead RBI triple to score the game’s lone run and then pitched a perfect seventh inning to collect the save in a nail-biting win. The Vikings move into the conference semifinals and face #15 Piscataway on May 14 at Rutgers University. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction from North Brunswick Community Park: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the South Brunswick Vikings is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
Christian Malta Wins Central Jersey Game Ball!
Brick Township’s Christian Malta took home the Central Jersey Game Ball for his 3-run double during the game against Central Regional. Check out his full ceremony right now: Take Our Poll
Hunterdon Central’s Pellitta Knocks in Game-Winner Over Immaculata
There’s bound to be some action anytime Hunterdon Central and Immaculata meet on the diamond — Thursday’s game at Diamond Nation was no different. Tied 2-2 going into extra innings, HC’s Dave Pellitta pulled through in the top of the eighth to knock in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded infield single. Red Devils starter Ryan Godown went the distance to notch the complete game win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Hunterdon Central and Immaculata are proudly brought to you by Diamond Nation!
Brandon Licursi Wins North Jersey Game Ball!
West Milford’s Brandon Licursi took home the North Jersey Game Ball for his performance during the game against Paterson Kennedy. He finished 3/5 and hit a Grand Slam. Check out his full ceremony right now: Take Our Poll
Hopewell Valley baseball advances to Mercer County Semifinals!
Fourth seed Hopewell Valley advanced to the Mercer County Tournament Semifinals with a 3-1 victory over fifth seed Allentown. The Bulldogs went to work early going ahead 3-0 following an error and a 2 RBI single from Tony St. John. Pitcher Dylan Joyce cruised into the seventh inning allowing just three hits and accumulated three strikeouts. However when down to their last out with a man on second Allentown scored on an RBI from Jack Nitti before Hopewell would force a ground out to second to end the game. The reigning champion Bulldogs will take on number one seed Hun on 5/11 in a rematch of last year’s County Title game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Hopewell Valley coverage!
St. Augustine’s Jayson Hoopes Wins NJM Insurance Baseball Game Ball
Hermits senior Jayson Hoopes earned the Week Five South Jersey Baseball Game Ball for his performance against Holy Spirit. The Virginia commit struck out 11 to lead St. Augustine to victory. Here’s video of Hoopes’ dominant outing against Trenton Catholic: Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance. Submit nominations to email@example.com. Polls open over the weekend and close on Tuesday.
Watch Tuesday 5.7 JSZ Baseball Highlights
It’s tournament season on the diamond! JSZ has a no-hitter from the Saint Augustine Prep Hermits in the Diamond Classic plus CBA winning the Monmouth County Tournament at the home of the Phillies minor league affiliate in Lakewood. No. 2 St. Augustine 2 Trenton Catholic 0 – Diamond Classic Opening Round Virginia commit Jayson Hoopes and Old Dominion commit Kenny Levari teamed up to pitch a no-hitter for the Hermits. Hoopes struck out eight in six innings of work, and Levari pitched out of a jam in the seventh inning to earn the save. Hoopes also had the key hit of the game, a two-out single to score two runs in the bottom of the sixth. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as St. Augustine advances to the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic quarterfinals: Coverage of Trenton Catholic is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. CBA 8 Ocean 1 – Monmouth County Tournament Championship Joe Escandon threw five perfect innings and finished with a complete game 2-hitter as the Colts won their ninth Monmouth County Tournament title. CBA scored three in the 3rd inning and put the game away with a four-run 6th. Braedin Hunt drove in three with a double and a triple to lead the attack. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights from the home of the Lakewood BlueClaws:
RFH lefty Kevin Shanes takes home JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball
Thanks to the great fans at Rumson-Fair Haven for voting to give junior left-handed pitcher Kevin Shanes a JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball. Watch our ceremony now! Kevin Shanes wins JSZ Central Jersey Baseball Game Ball Rumson-Fair Haven pitcher Kevin Shanes struck out 15 batters in a complete game 3-hit shutout against Saint Rose on April 24. That effort earned Kevin a JSZ Central Jersey Baseball Game Ball. We paid a visit to RFH baseball practice to present Kevin with his Game Ball: Take Our Poll Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven
Watch Monday 5.6 JSZ Baseball Highlights
After rainstorms downpoured Sunday, we were finally gifted with some warm spring weather Monday as we continue to close in on county playoff contention. JSZ has highlights from South Jersey’s Diamond Classic and the first round of the Mercer County Tournament, including some late regular season wins for Wall and Hillsborough. Enjoy all the highlights! Wall 1 Middletown North 0 Senior lefty Trey Dombroski was near perfect with a 16 strikeouts, no walks one-hitter on the road. Wall’s lone run came on an error in the 5th inning with the bases loaded and that was all that Dombroski needed. Dombroski gave up an early single, but was untouchable after that retiring 18 straight Lions. Wall is now 14-3 and clinches a share of the Shore Conference’s “B” North division championship. Watch the pitching masterpiece from Middletown now: Haddonfield 8 Moorestown 4 – Diamond Classic Opening Round The Haddons surged ahead in the fifth inning and then tacked on runs late to take care of the Quakers in the opening round of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. Dylan Heine threw a complete game and drove in a run in the victory. Chris Mariani, Matt Stamm and Cameron Caruso also finished with an RBI apiece. Nick Yedman and Wyatt Atkinson both drove in runs for Moorestown in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights as the Haddons advance to face Cherry Hill West in the Diamond Classic quarterfinal round: Coverage of Haddonfield and Moorestown is made possible by NJM Insurance. Steinert 8 Highstown 0 – Mercer County Tournament Opening Round Sixth seed Steinert kicked off the opening round of the Mercer County Tournament with an 8-0 victory over 11th seeded Hightstown. The Spartans had a breakout second inning in which Josh James, Jordan Nitti and Brady Plunkett would each drive in runs. James went 2-3 with an RBI, Nitti 2-4, RBI and Plunkett finished 1-3 with 2 RBI’s. Steinert moves on to face third seed Notre Dame in the MCT Quarterfinals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hightstown and Steinert coverage! Hillsborough 6 Immaculata 1 Both Hillsborough and Immaculata are still alive in the Somerset County Tournament, but they still had some unfinished regular season business Monday as the Raiders put another tick into the win column. Hillsborough’s Vince Gamberdella led the way with his sixth home run of the season to accompany a four-RBI game. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand for this late regular season game thanks to a pair of loyal sponsors — Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Hillsborough) and Diamond Nation (Immaculata)!
Delbarton, West Morris Central reach Morris County Tournament Final
It’s county baseball time in New Jersey. JSZ takes you to Delbarton for a pair of Morris County Tournament semifinal games. Jack Leiter brought out the MLB scouts for the Green Wave’s battle against Montville. Plus, another great arm showed his wares as Maryland commit Connor Staine dazzled for West Morris Central against Morristown. Watch highlights of both games! Delbarton 7 Montville 1 – Morris County Tournament Semfinal Jack Leiter threw six innings of one-hit ball, striking out 11 and walking just four to lead the Green Wave to a spot in the MCT final for a third straight year. Montville scored on a wild pitch in the top of the first, but Delbarton answered with a pair of runs on a Shawn Rapp bunt that resulted in a two-run error. Delbarton broke the game open in the fourth with a four run frame. JSZ has the highlights featuring Leiter’s electric arm along with some great defensive plays: West Morris Central 10 Morristown 0 (6 innings) – MCT Semifinal Connor Staine threw six shutout innings and the Wolfpack jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead and put the game away with five runs in the sixth to advance to the MCT final and a matchup with top seed Delbarton. Aidan Healy had three hits, three runs and two RBI’s and Jackson Yeatts and Kevin Kennedy both drove in three runs apiece. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Morristown:
May Has Arrived! Which of These 60 Players Should Win a Spring Game Ball?
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our fifth edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Baseball: Gloucester Catholic Cruises Past Audubon to Open Diamond Classic
No. 8 Gloucester Catholic 10 Audubon 0 The Rams started the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic with a bang, taking care of the Green Wave in five innings. North Carolina commit Anthony Solometo allowed just two hits to earn the win. Rider recruit Luke Lesch led the way at the plate with three RBIs. Iona commit Tyler Cannon added a pair of RBIs. Justin Costanzo and Tyler Shinn also drove in runs. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Brooklawn: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Friday 5.3 JSZ Baseball Highlights
There’s nothing quite like great baseball to kick off the weekend! JSZ has coverage from three diamonds in all corners of the state , including highlights from New Jersey’s newest No. 1 team; Hamilton West dealing Notre Dame its first loss of the year; and Hun outlasting a North Jersey power. Enjoy! No. 17 Hamilton West 2 No. 12 Notre Dame 0 No. 17 Hamilton West shocked fans in Mercer County as they upset No. 12 Notre Dame to hand them their first loss in 2019. It was a tight game from start to finish, the only two runs came in the bottom of the fourth when West scored on a wild pitch and sacrifice fly. While there wasn’t a lot of offense the Hornets relied on pitching to lift them up. Nate Diaz got the start and went seven innings allowing five hits and racked up five strikeouts. After Notre Dame put runners at third and second in the bottom of the seventh Jason Diaz came in for the final three outs and did not disappoint as his clutch pitching would lead them to victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Hamilton West coverage! No. 1 Cherry Hill West 12 Camden Catholic 8 Scott Shaw and Ryan West both homered to get the party started for the top-ranked Lions in the first inning. The Irish hung in the game thanks to RBIs from Chris McGill, Darren Parker, and Henry Daverso. The Lions pulled away for good in the fifth inning as Ryan West drove in two more runs and Eli Atiya added an RBI double. It was the 200th career win for Lions head coach Dan McMaster. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as Cherry Hill West stays perfect at (14-0): Coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Hun 2 Seton Hall Prep 0 This was the definition of a pitchers duel. Seton Hall Prep and Hun both sent quality arms to the mound inning in and inning out, but it was the Raiders who eventually broke through thanks to some timely base running. Jack Erbeck threw a complete game shutout on 101 pitches and Carson Applegate stole two bases and scored the only runs of the contest. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Hun athletics is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!